ISLAMABAD—No city could develop without contribution of entrepreneurs and CDA would address all problems of businessmen so that they could promote local economy smoothly. This was said by Engineer Farkhand Iqbal, Chairman, Capital Development Authority (CDA) while addressing business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI). He said that opening of Park Enclave will be held on Feb: 16, 2012. He said CDA was facing financial problems due to which many developmental works were stalled, but with the improvement in financial health of CDA all stalled projects would be completed.
Chairman CDA said that he would start sector-wise visits of markets from Feb: 07, 2012 to know first-hand the issues of businessmen. He said that one focal person will be appointed for every two sectors in Islamabad to take care of the issues like water, sanitation, sewerage and other related problems and notification for their appointment would be issued within next one or two days. He said businessmen could register their complaints with these focal persons for early solution of their problems. Farkhan Iqbal said that businessmen would be taken on board for every strategy and plan for the development of Islamabad so that with collective efforts, Islamabad could be made a model city of the country. He responded to all the agenda items and assured to resolve all the issues on priority basis. He said that globalized world we have to build a positive image of Pakistan by developing the Federal Capital on modern lines. He also said that CDA would collaborate with business community in making city more beautiful.
In his welcome address, Yassar Sakhi Butt, ICCI congratulated Engineer Farkhand Iqbal on his appointment as Chairman CDA and appreciated him for taking interest in solving businessmen issues. He proposed to form a Dispute Resolution Committee comprising representatives of CDA and ICCI to help resolve various disputes pertaining trade and industry. ICCI President also demanded for allocation of a cricket ground to ICCI, change of building byelaws, multi-storey flats for traders, permission for additional storey on auto and steel plots, citizen club for businessmen, allotment of plot for dispensary and community center in I-10/3, allotment of land for holding industrial exhibitions by ICCI, development of Islamabad markets, removal of encroachments and establishment of truck stand and stressed for the need of developing strong liaison between CDA and ICCI for resolving problems of business commuinty with joint efforts.